New, to me, Laser bought a few weeks ago. Rationale, an economic way to get a competitive boat plus being on the light side should be competitive in the light winds of Burghfield. Three weeks of storms has delayed the test sail but with a forecast of 13knots seamed ideal. It wasn’t 13 knots for most of the day.
So I didn’t complete a race but attempted two. A few issues
- Tiller too low and stopped by the traveler cleat
- Toe strap close to breaking (vendor had given me a replacement
- Controls not sorted, outhaul tail got completely jammed in main sheet ratchet
But mainly, my sailing in those conditions in a Laser needs…. practice
It did have an awesome downwind journey in some strong stuff with multiple perfect gybes. At my weight at 73kg, if I don’t go in, the boat is a rocket. Despite issues a fantastic day.